Call it “Trump Derangement Syndrome” or just being out of touch, but the left sure can’t seem to stop obsessing over attacking President Donald Trump’s every move.
It wasn’t that long ago that left-leaning CNN appeared to mock the president for having breakfast, implying that Trump’s choice of omelet somehow lessened the seriousness of the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Now, the left is also going after Trump as he carries out his somber duties as the head of state. On Friday, California Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu unloaded on the president for taking a trip to Alabama.
“WE ARE IN THE THIRD WEEK OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY! Can you feel the emergency?” the liberal anti-Trumper blasted.
He wasn’t done with the snark.
“Is this why @realDonaldTrump is going to Alabama, because we need to build a Wall along Alabama’s southern border? Oh wait, I just looked at the map,” he continued.
But apparently Lieu himself hadn’t looked at a newspaper. While the Democrat strongly implied that Trump was goofing around by visiting the southern state, there was a deadly serious purpose for the president’s visit.
The true reason for Trump’s trip, of course, was to pay his respects to the 23 Americans who were tragically killed March 3 by a powerful tornado in Beauregard, Alabama, the strongest of a string of twisters that hit the Alabama and Georgia that day, according to the Inquirer-Ledger of Columbus, Georgia. That death toll included children.
“Homes completely destroyed, nothing left but the slabs — concrete slabs that they existed on,” Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told “Good Morning America” on March 4.
In the immediate wake of the tornadoes, Trump tweeted his concerns for the survivors.
“To the great people of Alabama and surrounding areas: Please be careful and safe. Tornadoes and storms were truly violent and more could be coming. To the families and friends of the victims, and to the injured, God bless you all!” he wrote.
To the great people of Alabama and surrounding areas: Please be careful and safe. Tornadoes and storms were truly violent and more could be coming. To the families and friends of the victims, and to the injured, God bless you all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2019
— ~Marietta (@iMariettaDavis) March 4, 2019
To his slight credit, Ted Lieu did finally realize he had made a grave error, but only after the tone-deafness of his attack on Trump had been pointed out to him on social media.
“I have concluded based on Twitter comments I received that my last tweet was inappropriate,” Lieu posted. “I understand the purpose now of the President’s visit to Alabama. I apologize and am going to delete my tweet.”
I have concluded based on Twitter comments I received that my last tweet was inappropriate. I understand the purpose now of the President’s visit to Alabama. I apologize and am going to delete my tweet.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 8, 2019
Not everyone was forgiving.
You’re a disgrace @TedLieu.
You’re a sitting member of Congress but Twitter comments were what alerted you to Americans being killed by tornadoes in Alabama.
Apology not accepted nor should it be. https://t.co/g2po9OMMhU
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) March 8, 2019
Delete it all you want. In your rush to “dunk on the president” you completely alienated the people of the State of Alabama. You could have taken 5 seconds for context of the visit, but you didn’t. Because you don’t care. You’re just anti-Trump. That’s your platform.
— Marshall New (@LuluHCOpa) March 8, 2019
It wasn’t the only time liberals were “inappropriate” on Twitter over the deaths of almost two dozen Americans. As we reported yesterday, the visit by the president and first lady Melania Trump was marred by an ugly conspiracy theory, with users mocking Melania as she stood in respect for the dead.
The fact that a sitting U.S. representative from a state with its own share of natural disasters apparently couldn’t be bothered to read the news enough to sympathize with a red state residents is eye-opening.
For all the talk about compassion and tolerance from the left, they sure seem eager to bash and attack, even in the face of tragedy.
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